Battery problem with 5Dmk1 with grip


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Good Day,

I would like to ask all the 5Dmk1 with Grip user.

Do you faced battery indicator problem with your set?
The battery indicator will show only 1 bar despite full charged for both batteries in your grip?

ANyone has this problem with 3rd party battery?

I tried mine.

Put in 1 original - battery show 1 bar.
Put in 1 3rd party - battery indicator show one bar and blink after a while.
Put in 1 orginal + 1 3rd party - Full bar a short while but changes to 1 bar. Can shoot whole day but occasionally just died on me... just open close the cover, change battery around and will be fine.

Anyone has this problem?
How to solve this? I also tried to clean the battery connector points..but problem still exists.
Please advise.
Thank you.
 

Snoweagle

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Initially i had this same problem with my 5D after getting it the first day new. After some time no more such problems.
 

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Galdor : If i remove the grip, and put in just the single battery...it shows full bar...for both 3rd party and orginal battery. Therefore my guess is something to do with the grip. I also faced the same problem with my previous 350D.

Snoweagle: How do you solved it? Can enlightened me?
 

Snoweagle

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Galdor : If i remove the grip, and put in just the single battery...it shows full bar...for both 3rd party and orginal battery. Therefore my guess is something to do with the grip. I also faced the same problem with my previous 350D.

Snoweagle: How do you solved it? Can enlightened me?
I didn't solve it. After a while it just went away.
 

Galdor

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Galdor : If i remove the grip, and put in just the single battery...it shows full bar...for both 3rd party and orginal battery. Therefore my guess is something to do with the grip. I also faced the same problem with my previous 350D.

Snoweagle: How do you solved it? Can enlightened me?
It could be the contacts in the battery grip. Try cleaning them to see if it helps.
 

ricleo

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i think there was a known contacts problem with the 5D, i used to face that as well, but it goes away and comes back once in a while, not a big problem for me as i always keep only 1 battery in the grip and replace it if it goes empty.
 

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Galdor : Yup i tried cleaning the grip contact points and the batteries contact point. But still.....haiz..

Ricleo : Oh, this is a known problem? ok i just hope mine go away as well.... Actually mine just had this problem recently ... and it became worst when the whole camera went dead on me while i was shooting. I have to remove the grip, swop the batteries...to let it live again... .but then it went dead again after some time.. argghh....

Just hope this is a temporary problem and hope i am this problem will go away soon....
 

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